PCA Weekly News – 28th June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Hodgson View – Our AGM & Open Day in 3 mins!
  • 3 Weeks to Go – Have you Booked Your Place Yet?
  • Good Weed – Bad Weed?
  • Panel Debate – We NEED Your Suggestions!
  • Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship
  • Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting
  • Step into Summer with some Training!
  • Nominate YOUR Sprayer Operator of the Year 2019

Hodgson View – Our AGM & Open Day in 3 mins!

For the first time in many years we decided to hold your Annual General Meeting (AGM) away from a conference. This, we realised, came with both risks and benefits that may not have been obvious to members however, we all thought it was worth exploring. Turns out it was a ‘marvellous’ day!

If you want the short overview, then check out our 3-minute video below. However, don’t forget to check out the ‘Hodgson view’ below it too. Enjoy folks!

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3 Weeks to Go – Have you Booked Your Place Yet?

The ‘2019 Structural Waterproofing Conference’ is filling up fast….have you booked your place yet?

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers and after the success of the 2018 conference, we really can promise this will be the must-attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the UK construction sector.

Check out the videos and pictures from last years event (via the button below). You might just end up seeing yourself too… To book your place, simply call 0844 375 4301 or click on the button below!

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Good Weed – Bad Weed?

Well it is certainly powerful stuff… and if we describe something as ‘weedy’ it is usually a negative term, but nothing could be further from the truth as far as actual weeds are concerned!

Our very own Dr Peter Fitzsimons discusses all things invasive weeds – click on the button below to read the review in full.

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Panel Debate – We NEED Your Suggestions!

There is still time to put forward ideas for a good topic for the panel debate at the end of the 2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference!

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, we would love to hear from you by Friday 5th July. Simply click on the button or image above to submit your views and questions…. and ‘thanks in advance’!

Submit Your Suggestions


Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship

We are establishing a career path for the waterproofing industry, but we can’t do this without you… Fill those skills gaps and be one of the 92% who believe it has led to a more motivated and satisfied workforce!

Invest in your technicians and book on to the first Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship cohort: 15th – 18th October 2019! So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with jade@property-care.org today!

Submit Your Suggestions


Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting

As all those involved with Japanese Knotweed will be aware, there are significant actions arising from the Commons Select Committee Report and the PCA is at the centre of the debate.

Discussions are already well advanced with RICS who will be convening a working group to discuss possible revisions to IP27/2012. The PCA has also been in contact with the Environment Agency who have asked to attend our next Open Meeting, with a view to starting a dialogue regarding JKW research and monitoring. We hope to confirm a date for this meeting very soon.

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Step into Summer with some training

Thermography Course **LAST CHANCE TO BOOK**

This workshop is a basic orientation day for those who want to know more about thermography and deepen their understanding of the application of thermography as a diagnostic aid. The use of thermal imaging equipment is growing and with training it can provide a new and exciting insight into the performance of a building.

Invasive Plant Identification Course **NEW**

This NEW course has been launched to focus on the identification of common terrestrial invasive species in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to work with live samples, such as American Skunk Cabbage and Three Cornered Garlic, and extend knowledge with invasive species that are causing problems within the UK.

If 1st August doesn’t work for you, the next course is running on 6th September – DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ATTEND!!

Basement Water Management

Developed for surveyors and technicians who are already involved in, or who wish to gain a better understanding of, the theory and practical application of pump stations and accessories relating to drainage of cavity membrane systems, enabling delegates to ask the right questions when surveying and installing this type of equipment.

Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email jo@property-care.org.

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Nominate YOUR Sprayer Operator of the Year 2019

Why not nominate an employee/colleague/customer/supplier for the 2019 ‘Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year’? The winner will have a choice of two fabulous prizes:

  • Entry to MyPlant & Garden 2020, Milan (including flights & accommodation)
  • ICL / SYNGENTA products to the value of £2,000

Choose from one of the two categories: Landscape & Industrial and Sportsturf. The application form is available via the button below and must be submitted before the closing date of 30 June.

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